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Council Notes - February 7th, 2023

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Council Notes - February 7th, 2023

Delegations. Pivotal Energy Partners presented to Council on their proposal to construct a C3+ processing facility in Edson on the south side of the railway tracks. If zoning and Provincial approvals are met, the company is hopeful to be in service in early 2024.  

Nancy Robbins of Community Futures West Yellowhead also presented to Council with the results of the Edson Triage Business Retention and Expansion Program. Of those surveyed, a majority of businesses expected business performance to remain the same or improve over the next year and would recommend Edson to other businesses looking to expand or relocate. Overall, Edson’s Business Health Index, which includes scores in overall satisfaction and other categories, was above average.

Traffic Bylaw Modernization. A report on the Traffic Bylaw Modernization Project has been accepted as information. The Protective Services Department is currently going through the Traffic Bylaw and all related Bylaws to consolidate and modernize. This will improve clarity for the public and for those enforcing and interpreting Traffic Safety Bylaws in the community.

Delegation of Authority. Council has approved the delegation of decision-making authority for Development Permit 005-2023 (demolition of a building in Direct Control) to the Development Officer. This will allow the process to continue to move forward without requiring a Council Meeting for approvals as normally required in Direct Control Zoning.

Information Items. Council has approved reports from the Citizens on Patrol and RCMP as information. Of note was a positive trend in RCMP crime stats with many categories seeing a decline in 2022 compared to previous years. These include a 64% decrease in break and enters, a 43% drop in theft of motor vehicles, and a 33% drop in mischief (damage to property). For more details visit www.edson.ca/rcmp.

Next meetings - The next Committee of the Whole meeting is scheduled for February 14th, 2023, at 7:00 pm. The next Council meeting is scheduled for February 21st, 2023, at 7:00 pm.

Agenda/Information package HERE

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